I am sort of a ‘Tokaj allrounder’, based in the Tokaj region and involved in multiple different Tokaj-related projects since around 2012.
I not only organise and host private wine trips to Tokaj, but also work as a contract wine steward for several regional wineries, as well as running an independent news website about Tokaj at news.tokajtoday.com.
I am the Tokaj regional guide for British wine travel website Winerist.com, as well as British wine tour operator SmoothRed. I frequently act as an English-speaking expert, guide and translator for journalists who visit Tokaj to write wine and/or travel articles for international media such as Decanter, Vinum, JancisRobinson.com, Financial Times, National Geographic Traveller or the Mail on Sunday. I even do location scouting and guidance for foreign documentary photographers and film crews shooting in the region.
I am also former admin officer for the Confrérie de Tokaj and current admin officer of Vindependent, the Hungarian Association of Independent Winegrowers, as well as of Mádi Kör [The Circle of Mád], a local winemakers’ association. I have worked as a mentor, on behalf of ICOMOS Hungary, for the Tokaj World Heritage Site Management Organisation in a UNESCO periodic reporting process.
I give masterclasses, lectures and talks on Tokaj and Hungarian wine-related topics in Hungary and abroad. Some of the most recent ones include a presentation on the history of Hungarian wine at the 8e Rencontres des Cepages Modestes Conference in November 2018 in Saint-Come-d’Olt, France, a talk on the most recent developments of Tokaj wine tourism at the 2019 International Wine Tourism Conference in Vitória-Gasteiz, Spain, as well as a Tokaj Masterclass at the Poland-Hungary Forum 2019 in Stary Sacz, Poland.